Wisconsin Interpreting and Transliterating Assessment, WITA

The WITA is a skill verification assessment designed to provide ASL/English interpreters in Wisconsin with an indication of proficiency in both receptive and expressive interpreting and transliterating skills. The WITA is not a certification, but rather a means of providing candidates with a synopsis of their overall work while providing them with feedback in which to aid in attaining national certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, RID.

Assessment Schedule

Prior to participating in the WITA Assessment candidates must have taken and passed the RID/NAD NIC Knowledge written test. Proof of having completed this requirement must be submitted at time of application.

Dates Application Deadline Anticipated Results Received
October 16 & 17, 2014 September 5, 2014 December, 2014
January 15 & 16, 2015 December 5, 2015 March, 2015
May 28 & 29, 2015 April 17, 2015 August, 2015

Assessment Fees & Scholarship Information

The WITA Assessment fee is $225 that must be submitted at the time of application receipt in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 5 scholarships are available each year to interested candidates. Individuals wishing to apply for a scholarship must submit a letter of interest and intent to:

ODHH Director, Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Attn.: WITA Scholarship
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 558
Madison, WI 53703

Application Related Information

Last Revised: July 2, 2015